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    We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XII (MCSS-XII). MCSS-XII will be a five-day event, May 28 June 1, 2015. It will include an arrival day (May 28), three days of sessions (May 29-31), and a departure day (June 1). We plan to bring together 6-10 faculty and 30-40 students selected from the pool of applicants.

    The preliminary list of speakers:

    Sergei Adamovich (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
    Anatol Feldman (University of Montreal)
    Mark Latash (Penn State University)
    Mindy Levin (McGill University)
    David Ostry (McGill University)
    Monica Perez (University of Pittsburgh)
    Robert Sainburg (Penn State University)

    The program will include interactive seminars led by the faculty. Students are encouraged to interrupt the speakers, ask for clarifications, and raise issues related to their own research. Poster sessions will run throughout the meeting including the evening hours.

    Tuition: none.
    Each participant will pay his/her expenses. There will be no tuition, and the speakers will receive no compensation for their participation. MCSS has no funds (the total budget is exactly $0) to help with travel costs. All participants will get a formal certificate of attendance to help them get reimbursed through whatever means they have at their disposal.

    We are back to the "Antiochian Village" in the Laurel Mountains area of Pennsylvania. The Center is about 90 min of driving from the Pittsburgh International Airport. The closest town is Ligonier, PA. The current rates range from $375 to $550 (approximately, depending on single/double/triple occupancy) for four nights including meals. Please, do not contact the Center and do not make any arrangements until you get an official acceptance letter to join MCSS-XII.

    If you would like to participate in MCSS-XII, please e-mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash ( with a single-file PDF attachment containing a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of publications and presentations. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted). Abstract submission is not a pre-requisite for attendance.

    THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2015. Earlier applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be made by March 1, 2015, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.